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X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat)

Context: Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that India is set to launch its first X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat). Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat): India’s Pioneering Polarimetry Mission XPoSat represents India’s inaugural dedicated polarimetry mission designed to explore the dynamics of bright astronomical X-ray sources in extreme conditions. […]

About The Ayushman Arogya Mandir

Context: Recently, the Union Government has decided to rename the existing Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) as ‘Ayushman Arogya Mandir. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Ayushman Arogya Mandir: Revolutionizing Primary Healthcare Government Initiative (2018): Funding and Design Strategy: Remarkable Progress: Services Provided: New Tagline: Key Facts about Ayushman Bharat (AB): […]

About The Angkor Wat

Context: Angkor Wat temple, located in Cambodia, has defeated Pompeii in Italy to become the eighth Wonder of the World. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Angkor Wat: Majestic Temple Complex Distinctive Features: Architectural Elements: Sacred Symbolism: Geographical Location: -Source: Times of India

Parthenon Sculptures: Ancient Treasures at the British Museum

Context: British PM Rishi Sunak’s cancellation of a meeting with Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has escalated tensions over the status of the Parthenon Sculptures housed at the British Museum, commonly known as the Elgin Marbles. Athens accuses London of evading discussions on the contested artifacts. Greece has repeatedly requested the permanent return of the sculptures, […]

About Fast-Track Courts

Context: Recently, the Union Cabinet approved the continuation of fast-track courts dedicated to the dispensation of justice in cases of sexual offences, for a period of three years. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Fast-track courts : Need for Fast Track courts Advantages of Fast track courts: Issues Faced by […]

Argentina at a Crossroads

Context: Argentina, plagued by severe inflation and widespread poverty, faces a pivotal moment. Dollarisation is seen as a potential remedy for the country’s economic challenges. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Dollarization’s Economic Impact: Strategies and Benefits Curbing Hyperinflation: Export-Oriented Strategies: Foreign Investor Attraction: Mitigating Speculative Risks: Fiscal Policy Emphasis: Ecuador’s Dollarization Experience: Lessons Learned Initial Challenges: Economic Progress: […]

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Context: The Union Cabinet announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme for another five years, starting from January 1, 2024. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana: Eligibility  What are NFSA beneficiaries entitled to? At what rate are foodgrains […]

Sustainable Ways of Improving Indoor Air Quality

Context: Amidst the sepia-toned haze enveloping the sky, the concerning decline in the Air Quality Index (AQI) persists. While individuals strive to shield themselves from the alarming outdoor air pollution, it comes as a surprise that Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is equally susceptible to contamination. Relevance: GS3- Environmental Pollution and Degradation Mains Question: Highlighting the growing concern […]

Broadcast Regulation 3.0 – Commissions and Omissions 

Context: The Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, unveiled by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) in November, represents one in a series of efforts aimed at comprehensively regulating broadcasting. Relevance: GS- 2 GS- 3 Mains Question: Highlight the provisions of The Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023 and justify how it presents an opportunity to protect […]

Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan

Context: Recently, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister of India approved Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN) with a total outlay of Rs. 24,104 crores. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN): Empowering Tribal Communities Comprehensive Scheme: Key Interventions: Additional Ministries’ […]